Cpu Swap Help

By alexxx
Jun 25, 2007
  1. Hi I was wondering if anyone can give me a little info on whether or not I can swap my old CPU (an AMD Athlon XP 3200+ 2.2Ghz) for a new AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 6000+ 3.0Ghz. I dont know much about this machines mobo... I am assuming though (unless AMD drastically changed something) that the CPU's can be easily swapped ^^ any thoughts
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Uhm.. I think that going from 32 bits to 64 bits and adding another core do qualify as significant changes :)

    Athlon XP uses Socket A whereas that X2 uses the AM2 socket, so you do need a new motherboard.
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